Business Scholars Program

Project-Based Internship Placements Summer 2010

Felicia Adams '11

Major: Studio Art

Internship Host: Arts Council of Southern Indiana (ACSI) for the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Department - New Albany, IN

Project: ACSI is a non-profit organization based in New Albany that brings art to three counties in Southern Indiana. Felicia helped prepare for three major events by updating Facebook, creating signage, maintaining documentation, writing press releases and performing numerous other tasks to help the organization prepare for the events. She also performed tasks and duties during the actual event and had the opportunity to meet with several of the artists.

Toni Baysinger '11

Major: English

Minor: Creative Writing

Internship Host: Bosma Enterprises - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Toni worked as a Marketing Intern in the non-profit sector of Bosma. Bosma's mission is to make the world a better place for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment opportunities, rehabilitation, and other services. Bosma is also the largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired in the state of Indiana, with over fifty percent of their employees being visually impaired. As a marketing intern, Toni organized and managed marketing collateral as well as performed copywriting duties. She also wrote articles for Bosma's internal and external newsletters, brochures, advertisements, commercials, and sales materials. Toni also helped with Bosma's philanthropic events, such as Dining in the Dark.

Mary Bowles '11

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Jewish Hospital - Louisville, KY

Project: Mary helped facilitate orientation and leadership seminars that required refined communication and team-building skills. She researched, developed, and presented an important presentation during her internship. In addition, Mary gathered, analyzed and evaluated the results of all training programs and generated a gap analysis comparing Jewish Hospital and the list of "best practices."

Michael Branham '11

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Trover Solutions - Louisville, KY

Project: Michael worked on the TroverNet project. The goal of this project was to update and reorganize all of the client, prospect, and competitor information currently saved into the computer software system. His job was to conduct research on all of these companies using both internal and external sources so that all of the transparent information in the system was accurate. Michael was successful in completing the entire TroverNet project. Michael also received an offer to return to Trover upon graduation.

Andrew Cole '11

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation - Vevay, IN

Project:Andrew focused on updating quarterly economic development strategy newsletters of Switzerland County. He assisted the workforce development sector through the Eco15 initiative and helped with the rollout of the "You Learn,You Earn" program. Throughout his internship, his duties included conducting research of local businesses, layout development of quarterly newsletters, and helping with work on the new industrial park. He was able to participate in county council meetings as well as engage in marketing meetings regarding the "You Learn, You Earn" program.

Melisa Cole '11

Major: English

Internship Host: The Community Press - Cincinnati, OH

Project: Melisa worked at the Community Press which is a local community newspaper in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her main job as a regular staff reporter allowed her to cover local news and feature or human interest stories. A typical day would start with receipt of a press release or summary of a story to be written and from there Melisa would contact sources and begin writing. By the end of the summer she had sharpened her writing skills considerably

Jason Crawford '11

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Frito Lay - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Jason participated in the Sales Management training program within Frito Lay. He spent eight weeks on a route for Frito Lay and the last three he ran the route solo. His tasks included surpassing a sales plan, servicing 17 accounts, and executing all event promotions. He also analyzed communication flow throughout the region and developed strategies for improvement. He reported these strategies to Region Executives and the Indianapolis Management team.

Evan Frick '11

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Camp Tecumseh YMCA - Brookston, IN

Project:Camp Tecumseh YMCA is a not-for-profit organization that offers a summer camp experience for youths ages 5-16, as well as offering a site for retreats and leadership development throughout the year. As a unit coordinator during the summer, particularly working with 11-15 year olds, Evan supervised counselors to ensure that the campers were having the best camp experience possible. Additionally, as part of the internship, Evan was required to create programs to further the religious experience of each camper.

Chelsea Hanner '11

Major: History

Internship Host: Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) Indianapolis

Project:Chelsea worked on three different projects for the ISMA. For the Government Relations Department, Chelsea analyzed provider and consumer complaints to the Indiana Department of Insurance and compiled a summary of her findings. Chelsea's second project was to compile a history of the ISMA's physician-submitted resolutions from 1999 to 2009. Her last project was with the Membership Development Department, where she researched and wrote a report on additional services that could be offered by the ISMA to specifically target employed physicians. Chelsea was also able to work with ISMA's lobbyists and met nearly twenty Indiana legislators by attending fundraising events as well as Committee meetings at the Statehouse.

Gretchen Hitze '11

Major: Psychology

Internship Host: Community Ventures in Living, Ltd.- Lafayette, IN

Project:Community Ventures in Living, Ltd. is an agency that provides respite services for the disabled community. Gretchen's primary tasks were to provide respite care through encouraging clients of all ages to develop and implement life-skill goals. Every day was different and every client had different needs that Gretchen was responsible for cultivating through new and exciting activities. As a result of this internship, Gretchen has confidence in interacting with people of every ability and personality type.

Grant Hofer '11

Major: Communication

Internship Host: UBS Financial Services - Louisville, KY

Project: Grant provided assistance throughout the branch and offered services to a wide variety of financial advisors and their teams. He participated in a branch-wide initiative to help reduce mailing costs by promoting electronic delivery of corporate mail, proxies, and shareholder communications. He also prepared many financial goal analyses for use by ultra-high net worth financial advisors which will be used to demonstrate a client's progress towards retirement. He also updated and modified existing client accounts, as well as created new accounts.

Lacey Hornaday '11

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Rushville Consolidated High School - Rushville, IN

Project: Lacey worked as an eighth grade girls Head Basketball Coach and an Assistant Junior Varsity Basketball Coach. This internship provided valuable insight into Lacey's planned career of sports administration. The core of her internship was coaching the two teams in their summer basketball leagues, coaching open gyms and practices, and helping coach Little Lady Lion Basketball Camp.

Beau Huelster '11

Major: History

Internship Host: Raymond James & Associates - Fishers, IN

Project: Beau used various financial databases to research and contact prospective clients for the Sagamore Group of financial advisors. Beau also updated their current client database and contact information. Also, through coordination with the Raymond James compliance office, he created LinkedIn business networking accounts for each advisor.

Elizabeth Kershaw '11

Major: Art History

Internship Host: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Louisville, KY

Project:Elizabeth worked at CASA of the River Region. CASA is an organization that trains volunteers to be the voice of a child that is in the process of or has been removed from their home. Elizabeth worked in the marketing department distributing marketing materials, making informational packets, and re-vamping the region's newsletter.

Ross Kunkler "11

Major: Political Science

Internship Host:Cummins Inc. - Columbus, IN

Project: Ross interned for the Government-Rail Marketing group at Cummins Inc. He was charged with conducting a North American Commuter Rail Study, a three part project. The first segment was to create profiles for all of the commuter rail operators. The second phase was to conduct a fleet analysis of all the commuter locomotives in North America. The third part was to look for future operators, expansions, and how legislation will affect the rail market. His work will be used in order to create Cummins' market strategy within the rail market. This past fall, Ross was offered a permanent employment position at Cummins upon his graduation.

Kyle Lawson '11

Major: Economics

Internship Host:Cummins Inc. - Columbus, IN

Project: Kyle worked in the Market Strategy and Planning department of the Engine Business Unit. He had two projects, with each focused on process improvement. For the first project, he presented recommendations for integrating the strategic planning process and workforce planning. The second project dealt with becoming more efficient with the use of total cost of ownership (TCO) models. He also helped organize and coordinate other small events within the team and the company.

Alyssa Ly '11

Major: Communication

Internship Host: St. Vincent Foundation - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Alyssa interned at the St. Vincent Foundation, which helps support the St. Vincent Hospital and its patients. Her main project at the Foundation was to plan the Barnes and Noble Book Fair to raise funds to benefit the St. Vincent Hospital Patient Book Cart, which gives books to patients to help pass the time as they heal. Her team fundraised over $430.00 in Barnes and Noble gift cards to purchase books, magazines, and puzzle books for patients.

John Moody '11

Major: Computer Science

Internship Host: Goodwill Industries - Indianapolis, IN

Project: While at Goodwill, John's primary responsibility was to provide tech support to Goodwill staff at both his work location and in other Goodwill stores and manufacturing facilities throughout the state. He also worked at the help-desk taking calls. He assisted in the maintenance of equipment for Goodwill and the Goodwill sponsored Indianapolis Metropolitan High School.

Josh Myers '11

Major: Communication

Internship Host:Bosma Enterprises - Indianapolis, IN

Project: Josh interned in the Accounting and Finance department of Bosma Enterprises which is a not-for-profit that empowers people who are blind. At Bosma, Josh worked in both the Accounts Receivable and the Accounts Payable departments recording cash deposits, reconciling year-end purchases and helping to prepare for the end of fiscal year external audit. Josh also shadowed in the production and distribution departments of Bosma in order to gain a better understanding of the supply-chain management aspects of the firm.

Megan Myers '11

Major: Art

Internship Host: 5th Street Gallery and Enjoy the Arts - Cincinnati, OH

Project: At the 5th Street Gallery Megan worked with the artists and assisted them in their studio and learned many techniques and skills along the way.In addition, she ran the gallery and installed, sold, and uninstalled art work.She also constructed a marketing plan. At Enjoy the Arts, Megan updated the online newsletter, "Hip Tips." She also contributed to blogs on exhibits in the area and managed membership fulfillment. Responsible for arts partners' contracts and a part of the organization's branding plans, Megan was able to learn a great deal of the business side of the industry.

Abby Nash '11

Major: Economics

Internship Host:Cox Media Group - Louisville, KY

Project: In this market, Cox Media Group owns four radio stations including 107.7 SFR, Lite 106.9, New Country Q103.1, and Country Legends 103.9. Abby worked in the Promotions department where she helped plan and run the events that were hosted by the stations. She also managed and maintained the four stations' websites creating contests and updating the information for the listeners. Abby also helped institute the new branding of the corporate company in the Louisville market.

Katherine Neawedde '11

Major: Sociology

Internship Host: Indiana MENTOR - Indianapolis, IN

Project:Indiana MENTOR has grown to become a leading provider of community-based services throughout the state. Katherine worked in the child division and more specifically with children in the foster care system. She was involved in the training development process for their Foster Parent Support Groups. She contributed to home study drafts as well as participating in home visits meeting with children in the foster care system and potential foster care parents.

Susan Parker '11

Major: Communication

Internship Host: Salt and Light - Sarasota, FL

Project:Salt & Light Productions is the core project of the Center for Faith and Freedom, a non-profit headquartered in Sarasota. The organization provides promotional videos, documentaries, and public service announcements for other non-profit groups. Susan was responsible for researching social issues for potential new projects and acted as a production assistant for the senior producer by helping capture and edit footage.

Jonathan Presley '11

Major: International Syudies

Internship Host: Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau - Madison, IN

Project: Jonathan had the opportunity to work on several different projects which helped him to acquire many useful skills. The MCVB is the umbrella corporation that deals with all of the visitors and festivals in Madison. He spent a great deal of time researching, working with social media, and helping to build the program into a more cohesive, responsive resource. He also had the opportunity to help with a video marketing campaign with local businesses in downtown Madison.

Ron Richter '11

Major: Music

Internship Host: Charlestown Band of Pirates from Charlestown High School - Charlestown, IN

Project:: The main goal of Ron's internship was to create solidarity and continuity for the Percussion Section at Charlestown High School. Ron found that marching band combines a not-for-profit organization with team camaraderie and a real academic learning experience. Ron worked both indoors and outdoors, both individually and with students and other staff. This job required several skills including event planning, leadership and motivational skills.

Sarah Siepler '11

Major: Studio Art

Internship Host: Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe - Philadelphia, PA

Project:At Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, Sarah was an Administrative Intern, where she performed financial, IT, and daily office duties. Gaining invaluable business skills, a few of her responsibilities included: obtaining visas for international artists; assisting with compliance with 501 (c) (3) requirements; assisting with financial management operations; and daily data input into accounting software.

Jonathan Spradley '11

Major: Music

Internship Host: Jameson Camp - Indianapolis, IN

Project:Jameson Camp is a residential summer camp that primarily serves economically disadvantaged youth in the area with a safe, educational, and fun experience that they would normally not have. While working in the Marketing department, Jonathan had a role in writing content for the new website, compiling short films and interviews for the website. Jonathan also assisted in acquiring items for the annual Jameson Jubilee fundraiser and accomplished many other essential daily tasks.

Cecilia Weihe '11

Major: Economics

Internship Host: Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa

Project:VPWA is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Ghana, West Africa that specializes in micro-finance, but also has many other projects related to poverty within Africa. Cecilia worked with a micro-finance project, allowing the women of Ghana to better their lives. She taught and advised the beneficiaries on skills like bookkeeping and English, in addition to creating several PR and marketing materials for VPWA.

Michael Weiss '11

Major: Political Science

Internship Host: FEXCO Merchant Services - Killorglin, Ireland

Project:FEXCO Merchant Services is an industry leader in Dynamic Currency Conversion. Michael worked under the Head of Marketing as a marketing assistant and was responsible for day-to-day marketing tasks, which included but was not limited to: ordering/approving designs, maintaining the company website and keeping tabs on competitor information. One of his projects was to complete a high-level competitive analysis of all industries in the Dynamic Currency Conversion industry, to research competitors' websites, and to improve FEXCO Merchant Services' website.